The Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (Cenidh) demanded that Daniel Ortega’s regime allow relatives of the more than 200 political prisoners in the country to visit them to verify their situation and physical condition after the impact of Hurricane Julia in Nicaragua.
“What did the ORMU (Ortega-Murillo) regime do to protect political prisoners from the cold, hunger, diseases and floods after the storm passed? #Juliawe demand #VisitsNow?”, questioned the human rights organization through its Twitter account.
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He also stated that 46 days have passed since the last visit that the police authority allowed to relatives of prisoners of conscience held captive in the Directorate of Judicial Assistance (DAJ), known as “El Nuevo Chipote”, in Managua.
“Their physical and psychological condition – of the political prisoners – is unknown, a situation that could be aggravated by the passage of storm Julia,” added the Cenidh.
He also pointed out that the situation in which 70 political prisoners are held in the Jorge Navarro Penitentiary System, known as “La Modelo”, in Tipitapa, is unknown.
Human rights defenders stressed that in these emergency situations, the relatives of detained opponents “have to see them all and verify the physical and psychological conditions in which they find themselves.”
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Nicaraguan justice keeps more than 200 Nicaraguan political prisoners behind bars and to date it is unknown how they are after the passage of the natural phenomenon, which according to an official report, left more than six thousand victims.
Recently, the opposition Blue and White National Unit (Unab) demanded that the regime attend to the population directly affected by the intense rains and winds caused by «Julia», downgraded to a tropical storm during its passage through the country.
“We particularly express our closeness to the affected people on the Caribbean Coast who are incommunicado and that, irresponsibly, the regime’s authorities did not carry out the necessary evaluation in the face of this type of climatic event,” denounced the opposition organization through a statement published on Thursday. Sunday, October ninth.